Harry Pussy - You'll Never Play This Town Again: Live, Etc
Ah, the glory that was Harry Pussy! Never heard much of them? They were one of the first noise-rock bands, so if you are into that genre (Wolf Eyes? Boredoms? White Mice?), chances are you are listening to a band that not only heard from them, but learned from them as well. "You'll Never Play This Town Again" is a collection of late 90s live and studio tracks that give you a nice sample of the band's relentless attack, its jaundiced punk humor, its no-fi aesthetic. It collects several impossible to find self-releases, 7" and 10" sets, just for you. You'd better be hungry: there are over 40 tracks here for you to chew on, including a complete, single track concert and several versions of songs. I personally will take as many versions of "Sex Problem" as I get.
Sloppy and violent punk rules here, with structure evident only in passing. What sticks out amid the din are tracks like "Mandolin," where the guitar improv spins further and further to the point of mayhem, or the ugly ugly "Smash the Mirror." There is also the sick humor of "Peace of My Ass,' which at first seems like a pretentious spoken word disaster, but is later revealed to be sarcastic, satirical spoken word disaster.
I dare you to discern which tunes are live and which are in the studio. The production is sludgy, greasy and glorious. Harry Pussy live on in the chaos of many bands, and "You'll Never Play This Town Again" is a great place to hear the noise straight from the source.
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